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# PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT TERM PARTY
1 George Washington John Adams
John Adams
1789-1793
1793-1797
None
2 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 1797-1801 Federalist
3 Thomas Jefferson Aaron Burr
George Clinton
1801-1805
1805-1809
Democratic-Republican
4 James Madison George Clinton
Elbridge Gerry
1809-1813
1813-1817
Democratic-Republican
5 James Monroe Daniel D. Tompkins 1817-1825 Democratic-Republican
6 John Quincy Adams John C. Calhoun 1825-1829 Democratic-Republican
7 Andrew Jackson John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
1829-1833
1833-1837
Democrat
8 Martin Van Buren Richard M. Johnson 1837-1841 Democrat
9 William Henry Harrison John Tyler 1841 Whig
10 John Tyler None 1841-1845 Whig
11 James K. Polk George M. Dallas 1845-1849 Democrat
12 Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore 1849-1850 Whig
13 Millard Fillmore None 1850-1853 Whig
14 Franklin Pierce William R. King 1853-1857 Democrat
15 James Buchanan John C. Breckinridge 1857-1861 Democrat
16 Abraham Lincoln Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
1861-1865
1865
Republican
17 Andrew Johnson None 1865-1869 Democrat
18 Ulysses S. Grant Schuyler Colfax
Henry Wilson
1869-1873
1873-1877
Republican
19 Rutherford B. Hayes William A. Wheeler 1877-1881 Republican
20 James Garfield Chester A. Arthur 1881-1881 Republican
21 Chester A. Arthur None 1881-1885 Republican
22 Grover Cleveland Thomas A. Hendricks 1885-1889 Democratic
23 Benjamin Harrison Levi P. Morton 1889-1893 Republican
24 Grover Cleveland Adlai E. Stevenson 1893-1897 Democratic
25 William McKinley Garret A. Hobart
Theodore Roosevelt
1897-1901
1901
Republican
26 Theodore Roosevelt Charles W. Fairbanks 1901-1905
1905-1909
Republican
27 William H. Taft James S. Sherman 1909-1913 Republican
28 Woodrow Wilson Thomas R. Marshall 1913-1917
1917-1921
Democrat
29 Warren G. Harding Calvin Coolidge 1921-1923 Republican
30 Calvin Coolidge Charles G. Dawes 1923-1925
1925-1929
Republican
31 Herbert C. Hoover Charles Curtis 1929-1933 Republican
32 Franklin D. Roosevelt John N. Garner
Henry A. Wallace
Harry S. Truman
1933-1941
1941-1945
1945
Democrat
33 Harry S. Truman Alben Barkley 1945-1949
1949-1953
Democrat
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard M. Nixon 1953-1961 Republican
35 John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-1963 Democrat
36 Lyndon B. Johnson None
Hubert H. Humphrey
1963-1965
1965-1968
Democrat
37 Richard M. Nixon Spiro T. Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
1969-1973
1973-1974
Republican
38 Gerald R. Ford Nelson A. Rockefeller 1974-1977 Republican
39 Jimmy Carter Walter F. Mondale 1977-1981 Democrat
40 Ronald W. Reagan George H.W. Bush 1981-1985
1985-1989
Republican
41 George Herbert Walker Bush Dan Quayle 1989-1993 Republican
42 William J. Clinton Albert Gore Jr. 1993-1997
1997-2001
Democrat
43 George Walker Bush Richard B. Cheney

2001-2005 2005-2009

Republican
44 Barack Obama Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 2009- Democrat

Source: U.S. Government Printing Office.

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Recommended Reading: The Presidents Fact Book: A Comprehensive Handbook to the Achievements, Events, People, Triumphs, and Tragedies of Every President from George Washington to George W. Bush (Hardcover: 772 pages). Description: The Presidents Fact Book is the definitive guide to the political and personal lives of every U.S. President through George W. Bush. It is a complete chronological review of the chief executives: their major accomplishments and gaffes, their cabinets and legislation, their personalities and families, and much more. And it includes enlightening biographies of each of the first ladies, providing an intimate look at the presidents' personal lives. Continued below...

It is illustrated with 1,000 helpful photographs and illustrations throughout, and it features selections of the most significant primary documents of each administration, as well as thousands of little-known presidential facts. Whether you're interested in the uncanny similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, the shortest president (James Madison), or the members of FDR's first cabinet, The Presidents Fact Book is the ideal resource--for comprehensive research or compulsive browsing.

 

Recommended Reading: U.S. Presidents for Dummies (408 pages). Description: Forty-three Americans, as of 2002, have held the office of President of the United States. Each has a story, be it one of vision, accomplishment, conflict, scandal, triumph, or tragedy. And each story is at the center of the national story, a part of what we all experience. History buffs find endless fascination – and a greater understanding of America today – in the colorful personalities and momentous events that surround the Oval Office. If you want the complete take on U.S. presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, you’ll appreciate U.S. Presidents for Dummies. Continued below...

Written in a lively style by a history professor at the University of Texas, this fun guidebook of chief executives is packed with information, factoids, and memorable quotes. Inside, you’ll find out which president:

Promised to only serve one term, and kept his word!

Was a great person but a rotten president

Campaigned on nothing but image – in the nineteenth century!

May be the most underrated president in history

Had his own distributor bringing liquor to the White House – during Prohibition!

Appointed the first female cabinet member

Pushed through the first civil rights legislation after the end of the Civil War

Said of himself, “I am a man of limited talents from a small town. I don’t seem to grasp that I am president”
U.S. Presidents for Dummies offers a wealth of knowledge on what it takes to be the leader of the free world, and who has stepped up to the challenge. Dividing the ranks of presidents into chronological groups for a broader, historical understanding of the office, this book discusses:
The birth and evolution of the presidency
Ineffective presidents
Forgettable presidents
Working up to the Civil War
Reconstruction presidents
Becoming a force in the world
Instituting the Imperial Presidency
Today’s changing dynamics and the Presidency
A treasury of information, this book features an easy-to-comprehend style and sharp historical analysis. Sidebars, photos, timelines, and best and worst lists make U.S. Presidents for Dummies a historical blast to read and a must-have for understanding the state of both yesterday’s and today’s union.

Recommended Reading: The First Ladies Fact Book: The Stories of the Women of the White House from Martha Washington to Laura Bush (Hardcover: 725 pages). Description: Ladies Fact Book is the definitive guide to the lives, achievements, triumphs, and tragedies of every first lady from Martha Washington to Laura Bush. Arranged chronologically for easy reference and illustrated throughout with artwork, photographs, and documents, it is a complete overview of everything you’d ever need to know: the major impact of their lives and the legacies they left behind; their personalities and personal habits; their early lives; their family backgrounds, siblings, children, friends, and foes. Continued below...

In addition, The First Ladies Fact Book surpasses typical references, featuring selections of the most intimate correspondence of each first lady, from letters to their families to letters to their presidential husbands. Delightful surprises abound, including little-known information about the women’s hobbies, style of dress, habits of socializing, and peculiarities. The more than 700 evocative photographs include sixteen pages of color photography of first-lady fashion, making it a wonderful combination of solid reference and eye catching visual history.

 

Recommended Viewing: The History Channel Presents The Presidents (DVD: 6 Hours). Description: THE PRESIDENTS is an unprecedented eight-part survey of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office. From George Washington to George W. Bush, THE PRESIDENTS gathers together vivid snapshots of all 43 Commanders in Chief who have guided America throughout its history--their powerful personalities, weaknesses, and major achievements or historical insignificance. Based on the book To the Best of My Ability, edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson, THE PRESIDENTS features rare and unseen photographs and footage, unexpected insight and trivia from journalists, scholars, and politicians such as Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Wesley Clark, Bob Dole, and former President Jimmy Carter. Continued below...

Viewed within the changing contexts of each administration, the Presidency has never seemed more compelling and human. Narrated by Edward Herrmann ("The Aviator"), this three-DVD set is a proud addition to the award-winning documentary tradition of THE HISTORY CHANNEL®. DVD Features: Feature-length Bonus Program "All The Presidents' Wives"; Timeline of U.S. Presidents; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection, and more!

 

Recommended Reading: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. Review: In retrospect, it seems as if the American Revolution was inevitable. But was it? In Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis reveals that many of those truths we hold to be self-evident were actually fiercely contested in the early days of the republic. Ellis focuses on six crucial moments in the life of the new nation, including a secret dinner at which the seat of the nation's capital was determined--in exchange for support of Hamilton's financial plan; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address; and the Hamilton and Burr duel. Most interesting, perhaps, is the debate (still dividing scholars today) over the meaning of the Revolution. Continued below...

In a fascinating chapter on the renewed friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the end of their lives, Ellis points out the fundamental differences between the Republicans, who saw the Revolution as a liberating act and hold the Declaration of Independence most sacred, and the Federalists, who saw the revolution as a step in the building of American nationhood and hold the Constitution most dear. Throughout the text, Ellis explains the personal, face-to-face nature of early American politics--and notes that the members of the revolutionary generation were conscious of the fact that they were establishing precedents on which future generations would rely. In Founding Brothers, Ellis (whose American Sphinx won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1997) has written an elegant and engaging narrative, sure to become a classic. Highly recommended.

 

Recommended Viewing: Founding Brothers (A&E) (200 minutes). Description: The political wrangles of a fledgling country may sound dull compared to the drama of a war, but the early history of the United States only gets more fascinating as the Revolutionary War is left behind. Founding Brothers, a documentary from the History Channel, examines the struggle to not only establish democracy, but to give it the economic strength and governmental structure that will allow it to survive and thrive. George Washington grappled not only with politics, but with questions of style and propriety--how should a president, as opposed to a king, behave? Understanding the conflicts between Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson will illuminate ideas that have shaped the government of the U.S. ever since. Continued below…

Founding Brothers provides a wealth of portraits and illustrations from the time, as well as discreet dramatizations, that bring the rise of party politics to life, humanizing these historical figures with tales of the scandals and squabbles they faced as well as their political achievements. An excellent introduction to the roots of the American experiment, and a bracing illustration of what Jefferson meant when he said of the presidency, "No man will bring out of that office the reputation which carried him into it."

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